Eve Johnson Houghton

Woodway, Blewbury, Oxon, Oxfordshire, OX11 9EZ  

Email: eve@johnsonhoughton.com

Phone: 01235 850 480

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Eve started training in 2007 and had a flying start with 22 winners and has continued on an upward curve ever since, consolidating her position as a leading lady trainer.

The 2018 season saw Eve scale new heights with her breakthrough Group 1 & Royal Ascot winner Accidental Agent who scored in fine style in the Queen Anne stakes.


In recent seasons team Woodway has also had other notable successes from the likes of The Cheka, What About Carlo, Scarlet Dragon & Magnolia Springs.

Going forward, boutique trainer Eve is looking to keep on improving and increasing the size of the string whilst retaining the personal touch.

 

EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON

As a leading amateur jockey Eve rode 20 winners including the prestigious Ascot Diamond race twice.

 

She rode for some notable trainers including Barry Hills, Roger Charlton and her father Fulke Johnson Houghton.

 

She also rode in the Euro American Champion series with Chris Bonner representing England, where over a series of 8 races in England, Germany and the USA they were champions.

After working in Australia and London, Eve came back to work in racing. Firstly for leading syndicate manager Henry Ponsonby, then for Kingwood Stud and then as secretary and finally as assistant trainer to John Hills. During that time John had horses such as Group 1 winner Wind In Her Hair and Hong Kong winner Docksider, which Eve was very much involved with.

In 1999 Eve came back to Woodway to work for her father Fulke; renowned trainer of horses such as Rose Bowl, Habitat, Ile de Bourbon and Double Form to name but a few. They made a formidable team building the yard back up and in 2002 they bought a horse called Tout Seul together.

He was bought for £12,000, and went on to win 5 out of 7 races as 2yo culminating in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.

"My personal preference as an owner is to be involved with our horses at home and on the race track and I am able to do this with Eve. I particularly like seeing our horse's mental and physical development and get great pleasure from spending mornings on the gallops with Eve and her team. I also love the great history that goes with the stables, their down land gallops and Eve's racing heritage.

As a trainer Eve is completely open and straightforward and is genuinely interested in discussing all aspects of the training as well as different viewpoints in order to make sure we plan the best  possible race options. That is vital to me as it ensures that we have the greatest likelihood of running in the races that give us our best chance of success - which is after all the icing on the cake"

Brian McNamee

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